Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Thomas Michael Edwards

August 8, 1947February 9, 2020

Edwards, Thomas Michael (Mike), age 72, of Knoxville, died Sunday, February 9, 2020. Mike was born on August 8, 1947. He graduated from South High School in 1965 and was a United States Navy Veteran. He was employed by Western Electric for 17 years and was co-owner of Southeast Professional Communications for over 27 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Tommy Edwards and Betty Jo Ailey; brother-in-law, Gary Slusher. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Terry Edwards; grandson, Michael Edwards; sisters-in-law, Michelle Pearson (David) and Brenda Slusher; brother-in-law, Paul Slusher (Demetra); close niece and nephew, Magen Pearson, Jake Pearson; close uncle, Bob Simms (Elaine) and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and many special friends that knew him as "Shakey". Memorial Service for family and friends will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:30am in the Rotunda at the New East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Full military honors will be provided by Volunteer State Honor Guard. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 14, 2020


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Sean Sanford

February 14, 2020

Mike ‘s son Jason played football with us at south-young during my senior season of 85. Mike was so proud of him he could bust. As all fathers would have been. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love from Sean Sanford class of ‘86.

Kenny Dyer

February 11, 2020

I met Mike in the 5th grade and we continued through high school together.

I am dreadfully sorry for the loss and I will be praying for the entire family.